When Rafael Nadal hits the clay courts this season to defend his mountain of points, he will be using his trusty Babolat Pure Aero. However, while the specs and playability of the frame will be the same, the cosmetic will have some new flourishes.
Honoring Nadal’s historic 10 Roland Garros titles, Babolat is releasing the Pure Aero Decima. The unique model contains vivid red coloring and graphics celebrating his achievements at Roland Garros. In addition to “Decima” and “10” being splashed across the head and throat, the years of each of his titles are displayed on the inside of the hoop.
The Decima lineup includes the standard Pure Aero ($249), Lite and junior racquets as well as a commemorative Decima RH 12 racquet bag ($120). The range, set to launch March 20, will be available at select tennis specialty retailers and Roland Garros boutiques.